Polish metal extremists Decapitated release of their seventh album, Anticult, today via Nuclear Blast. The 8 track slasher opens with the trail-blazing masterpiece 'Impulse' and doesn't let up until the closing track, 'Amen'. Thematically and lyrically, Anticult deals with the abstract idea of who and what we, as humans, are. Conceived and written by vocalist Rasta, it’s existentialism at its finest.
“You can find ‘cults’ everywhere and in everything we do”, explains Vogg. “‘Anticult‘, from one point of view, is a rage against all of these values. An impulse. It makes you think: ‘What kind of world do we live in? Who or what pulls the strings? And what is our role here?’ So think of the title as finding your own ‘cult’. In that regard, ‘Anticult‘ is, from another point of view, about illumination. Or Noesis.”
In celebration of the new release, Vogg and Rasta sat down to talk about their favourite tracks off the new offering.
Watch here: https://youtu.be/FejTM0xul-8
The band have also released new track One Eyed Nation over on YouTube.
Listen here: https://youtu.be/2bMTPGl7DdY
Limited Silver & Clear Vinyl (inc signed insert): http://nblast.de/DecapAnticultNB
Limited Digipack CD & Vinyl (inc signed insert): http://nblast.de/DecapAnticultRS
Decapitated will be performing on the Ronnie James Dio stage at Bloodstock this year. Catch them on Friday the 11th - buy tickets: http://bit.ly/BloodstockFest
Watch the new video for 'Earth Scar' here: https://youtu.be/yR7AnukIl8U
"We're really excited to release the second song from our upcoming new record Anticult - 'Earth Scar!' I have always drawn influence from all spectrums of metal and this song and our new record really reflect those influences.
"Much like 'Never,' this song has been designed to crush on a stage and we can't wait to add it to our set. Rasta wrote the lyrics with a lot of metaphorical content dealing with touring. The opposing lifestyles from the 'normal,' day-to-day of being at home vs. being on the road and seeing our 'tribe' interacting with the music and the almost restorative qualities of that! We hope you all enjoy it and we can’t wait to see you all very soon!" - Vogg
Ahead of the release, the band premiered the throttling new song 'Never'. Watch and listen, here: https://youtu.be/Dzsnunj-5gg
Drummer Michal Lysejko showed off his chops in the drum playthrough for 'Never', which you can view here: https://youtu.be/X24bcfTLD7k |
Trailer #1: Watch Vogg and Rasta discuss the album, lyrical progression and the inspirations behind it: https://youtu.be/0Rph_Ce8iEY
Trailer #2: Watch Vogg and Rasta discuss the how the band's sound has evolved over the years: https://youtu.be/EIaRbUnnpfg
ANTICULT TRACK LISTING:
3. Kill the Cult
4. One Eyed Nation
5. Anger Line
6. Earth Scar
Rafał Piotrowski – Vocals
Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka – Guitars
Hubert Wiecek- Bass
Michal Lysejko - Drums
Limited Silver & Clear Vinyl (inc signed insert):http://nblast.de/DecapAnticultNB
Limited Digipack CD & Vinyl (inc signed insert):http://nblast.de/DecapAnticultRS